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Old 17-12-2020, 15:50   #16
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Re: Cornell quits electric motors

So it seems the only electric generation was from the regeneration system(?) with no solar or wind - if so, it seems a bit overly optimistic but maybe that was the challenge. Seems you could do a fair bit of solar for the price of a generator, I’m sure I missed something here.
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Re: Cornell quits electric motors

He had regen and solar and still didn’t have enough. Looks like he had a power hog boat.

That said I’m reserving final judgement until I see later analysis.
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Before he and his boat disappeared at sea
If you go to Fairhaven Massachusetts library and ask to see the Slocum newspaper clippings you will find that he was run down by a freighter at night.

I have read the clipping with my own eyes while researching the Spray. I have also sailed on Ed Davis's wooden Spray replica.
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It was worse than just the Regen not keeping up, he had solar on the boat, something near 1kW I’ve read but am not sure.
These articles say 1300w. And it sure looks about right with 4 large solid panels on davits in the back.

https://www.yachtingworld.com/featur...tamaran-128880

https://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/boats...-4e-catamaran/
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Re: Cornell quits electric motors

If you read his articles properly, Jimmy stopped using the induction stove, did not boil water, stopped using the winches on electric, cooked and warmed food on a solar stove.
He never sailed under power, only used the motor to maneuver when not sailing.

Obviously, his autopilot, plotter, radios etc kept using power.
Hi did say that being 'spartan', he thought he could cross the Atlantic, but that his regenerating system is definitely not sufficient for a round the world trip.

Instead of the promised 800W at 8kn, he was only getting around 350W.
I guess the main problem is the wave motion at sea, but we will see what the final 'autopsy' will reveal.

I have an induction stove and a microwave too .... sold the gas cooker
My 1200W of solar are no-way near able to let me cook at anchor, imagine when sailing I will definitely have to make some changes when I will be able to get to my boat again.

Please refrain from commenting on my situation, I do not want to hijack this tread.
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